BOSTON — The turkey market in Boston reopened Tuesday following a shortage, the first of its kind in the United States.
The local market closed at 9 a.m. to celebrate Thanksgiving.
It reopened at 6 p.m., but shoppers had to wait an extra half hour to get their hands on their first slices of turkey, which were also unavailable in bulk.
The turkey is typically sold at grocery stores.
The shortage, which was first reported by the Boston Globe, is the second of its type in Boston in less than two years.
Last year, the local market was closed for Thanksgiving after a shortage of turkey.
The shortage was caused by the weather and a severe winter that has left most of the state in a deep freeze.
There have been snowstorms this winter, and many of the stores in the state’s capital have closed.
The turkey shortage came just days after the nation’s economy was hit hard by the financial crisis.
The U.S. economy shrank by 2.5% in December.